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Exploration & Discovery

  • Over the Edge of the Worldby Laurence Bergreen

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World , prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic... more...

  • A Traveler's Highway to Heavenby William J. Bonville

    SynergEbooks 2005; US$ 8.50

    This book is for travelers with a taste for history and an interest in how things they see got to be the way they are. What it is about is an exploration of what long tradition calls the Highway to Heaven, El Camino de Santiago - a motor-walking junket guided by that highway across Northern Spain. more...

  • A Traveler's Two Sicilliesby William J. Bonville

    SynergEbooks 2005; US$ 8.50

    Travel at its best meets culture and its history first hand at street level on shoeleather. These Sicilian walks meet that criterion. Take this book in hand (print out a copy if you need to). Use it to enjoy a unique travel experience. Let it guide you through a region that for millennia lent primary impulses to world history while sorting out a... more...

  • A Traveler's Greeceby William J. Bonville

    SynergEbooks 2005; US$ 8.50

    This is not just another travel book. Nor is it your standard history book. It is a literary adventure that takes you exploring the history and culture that made Greece what it was and is. Call it history on the hoof, your personal discovery of a whole new kind of travel experience. more...

  • Penelope Goes Westby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 25.40

    Tim Bowden loves to go camping, and he has a great interest in Australian history. So both interests came into play when he and his wife Ros travelled in their newly acquired 4WD to Western Australia retracing the steps of the young explorer Edward John Eyre. This is the engrossing story of that trip told with Tim's wry humour and passion. more...

  • The Wrong Way for a Pizzaby Brian Mooney

    Thorogood Publishing 2013; US$ 10.08

    Author and journalist Brian Mooney's pilgrimage through Rome. more...

  • Venezuela Aliveby Susan Brushaber

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Packed with in-depth information. -- Philadelphia Inquirer. "Written in a highly readable style, this guide seems to have omitted nothing." -- Pittsburgh Post. Written by an author who has visited the country over 40 times, Venezuela Alive offers a wealth of practical information for the discerning traveler. The focus is on shopping, hotels, dining... more...

  • The Lost Fleetby Barry Clifford; Kenneth Kinkor

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.16

    On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age,... more...

  • Journeys to the Other Shoreby Roxanne L. Euben

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07

    The contemporary world is increasingly defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to destroy. Journeys to the Other Shore challenges these stereotypes by charting the common ways in which... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00

    The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...